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Prins Obi & The Dream Warriors

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Prins Obi is back, not alone this time. The self-titled album of Prins Obi & The Dream Warriors is in some sense the debut of the Athenian underground supergroup (with members of Baby Guru, The Voyage Limpid Sound, Chickn, Montero band, A Victim of Society) and at the same time the third complete solo work by Prins Obi (the successor to "The Age of Tourlou").

The Dream Warriors move to Diskex studio for a while and accompany Prins Obi on a journey from the outside to the inside, in the process of which they are partying, exorcising demons, recapturing romantic moments, loving (again) glam and hard rock, exonerating miserable situations, wandering around greek and foreign psychedelic valleys and delivering a postmodern and yet retro work of songs, live energy and finesse.

Out on limited edition black/clear vinyl (+cd version) and digital album via Inner Ear.

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released November 19, 2018

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Sergios Voudris: bass, vocals, electric guitar, piano, organ, modular synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, brass, woodwind, vibraphone, glockenspiel
Pantelis Karasevdas: drums, additional percussion on "Astral Lady Blues"
Kostas Stergiou: percussion, drums on "Absent Friends", electric guitar on "Wide Open"
Chris Bekiris: electric guitar, sound manipulation
Prins Obi: vocals, organ, Fender Rhodes, piano, clavinet, pianet, Moog synthesizer, acoustic guitar, percussion, glockenspiel

Christina Koziraki: additional vocals on "Δίνη" and "Wide Open"
Petros Lamprides: contrabass on "Flower Child (Reprise)" and "Fingers"
Bjenny Montero: additional vocals on "Guilty Pleasure Theme"

Music and lyrics by Georgios Dimakis
except "Concentration" by Sergios Voudris and Georgios Dimakis
Additional music by Sergios Voudris

Produced by Sergios Voudris and Georgios Dimakis
Arranged and performed by Prins Obi & The Dream Warriors

Recorded at Diskex (spring 2018)
Engineered and mixed by Sergios Voudris
Mastered by Anestis Psaradakos at Athens Mastering Studios

Cover by Kostas Stergiou
Photos by Eftychia Vlachou
Graphic design by Ifigenia Vasiliou

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Prins Obi Athens, Greece

Prins Obi is the moniker of Georgios Dimakis: musician, pharmacist and member of Baby Guru.
In December 2013, his digital EP “Love Songs for Instant Success” was given as a free download, while in November 2014 his first solo album, entitled “Notions”, was released from Inner Ear. His sophomore LP, “The Age of Tourlou”, is out now and it will be played live with the help of The Dream Warriors. ... more

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Track Name: Concentration
every time you shake and every time you move
every time you feel afraid and you gotta go
any change of style, any change of luck
could affect your concentration but you feel alright (come on)
I could steal your thunder, I could steal your rain
I will pierce through the morning till you take it all the way
I will change your style and I will change your luck

stars in the sea, fish in the sky
Lord, set me free
I'm losing my concentration

anytime you shake and anytime you move
anytime you feel afraid and you gotta go
(love you, love you THC, love you, love you THC)
any change of style, any change of luck
could affect your concentration but you feel alright (come on)
(with your improbabilities, with your improbabilities)
I will steal your thunder, I will steal your rain
I will pierce through the morning till you take it all the way
(love you, love you THC, love you, love you THC)
I will change your style and I will change your luck

stars in the sea, fish in the sky
Lord, set me free
I'm losing my concentration

stars in the sea, fish in the sky
Lord, set me free
I'm losing my concentration
Track Name: Flower Child (Reprise)
I got love and no restraints
into my heart again
so please tell me your little secret
before I die in vain
all these people going nowhere
am I one of them?
trading essence for connections
they just buy and sell

you just whisper little secrets
into a dying tree
reaching out for protection
can you just let them be?
all these people going nowhere
am I one of them?
trading essence for connections
they just buy and sell

flower child, flower child

whisper little secrets
into a dying tree
reaching out for protection
can you just let them be?
all these people going nowhere
am I one of them?
trading essence for connections
they just buy and sell

flower child, flower child
Track Name: Negative People / Άμοιρε Άνθρωπε
negative people, here is your warning
all of your loved ones are out and withdrawing
no one to fight except you and yourself
(I'm) sick and tired of trying to make amends

listen to me now, your violence distracts me
look at yourself, so tiny, so disgusting
once you thought you could fly to the sun
putting the blame on the chosen one

αμοιρε ανθρωπε, δεν ξερεις που πατας
και ονειρευεσαι στους ουρανους να πετας

hippie-zen-people, here is your calling
friends around you are out and withdrawing
maybe you think by forgetting the past
you will continue your impossible task

listen to me now, your silence disrupts me
where were you when the shit was around me?
choosing a side is not a bad thing
when someone's morality is really obscene

αμοιρε ανθρωπε, δεν ξερεις που πατας
και ονειρευεσαι στους ουρανους να πετας

αμοιρε ανθρωπε, δεν ξερεις που πατας
και ονειρευεσαι στους ουρανους να πετας
να πετας, να πετας, να πετας

να πετας…
Track Name: Astral Lady Blues
let me tell you 'bout my baby
when you come around
let me tell you 'bout my baby
when you come back in town
she's a supersonic lady
and I love her somehow
let me tell you 'bout my baby
she's a real bitch
let me tell you about my baby
she's an astral queen
she's as sexy as hell
but not the person you really miss

let me tell you about my baby
she went to a tropical beach
let me tell you 'bout my babe
she went down to a faraway beach
she's as sexy as hell
but not the kind of person you really miss
she's as sexy as hell
but not the kind of person you really miss
she's as sexy as hell
but not the kind of person you really miss
Track Name: Fingers
when I look into these empty eyes
I wanna cry like a baby
'cause the silence never made me wise
just kept me spinning
growing older just to criticize
the younger versions of myself
how many lies do we need to survive?
thought I had it, thought I had it, thought I had it
but it's slipping right through my fingers

when I look into those sullen eyes
like blurry diamonds
'cause the silence never made you wise
just made you stranger, baby
growing older just to criticize
the younger versions of yourself
how many lies do you need to survive?
thought you had it, thought you had it, thought you had it
but it's slipping right through your fingers

bubble-bee-sickness and pale blue eyes
battling the darkness with scarlet mind
lying under shades at the blue lagoon
hiding your face under the moon
keeping all the ducks and fantasize a way to lose

when I look into these sullen eyes
I wanna cry like a baby
'cause the silence never made you wise
just made you stranger, baby
growing older just to criticize
the younger versions of yourself
how many lies do you need to survive?
thought you had it, thought you had it, thought you had it
but it's slipping right through your fingers

bubble-bee-sickness and pale blue eyes
battling the darkness with a scarlet mind
lying under shades at the blue lagoon
hiding your face under the moon
keeping all the ducks and fantasize a way to lose

and in the dark, there's a light
that shines for you and I
Track Name: Αδαμάντινα Φτερά
αδαμαντινα φτερα, για σενα
ειναι ο ηλιος που γελα, για σενα

γυρω σου ο κοσμος
λιγο πια σου μοιαζει
αδραξε μια νυχτα
δες το ασημι που βγαζει
τρυγησε τα αμπελια
σκαρφαλωσε τον φρακτη
χρυσοκεντητη κοιλαδα
δειξε μου στον χαρτη

αδαμαντινα φτερα, για σενα
λαμπουν τα αστερια εκει ψηλα
για σενα, για μενα

γυρω σου ο κοσμος
λιγο πια σου μοιαζει
αδραξε τη νυχτα
δες το ασημι που βγαζει
τρυγησε τα αμπελια
σκαρφαλωσε τον φρακτη
χρυσοκεντητη κοιλαδα
δειξε μου στον χαρτη

αδαμαντινα φτερα, για σενα
λαμπουν τα αστερια εκει ψηλα
για σενα
αλαβαστρινα φτερα, για σενα
ειναι ο ηλιος που γελα
για σενα, για μενα
για σενα, για σενα
Track Name: Sally Jupinero
Sally Jupinero had a long affair
weaving and weaving her endless web
but nothing is important for the great beyond
she could lie around gazing at the tides

one a day an angel set the sky ablaze
"who really are you?" asked the lady in the haze
"I really belong to the great beyond
but I could die for you, much to your surprise"

then they came together once again
exchanging and discussing
the knowledge in their heads
but something like a fuzzy kangaroo
disrupts their meditation
and the wisdom of the books

Sally Jupinero had a little boat
"a drop in the ocean, is my lonely soul"
"don't be so sad" the angel said
"we could fly around searching for the signs"

then they came together once again
discussing and exchanging
all the knowledge in their heads
but something like a fuzzy kangaroo
disrupts their meditation
and the wisdom of the books

got to wake up in the morning
taking to the streets
all the funny people that you meet
gonna walk in a row
heading for the riverside

if you see them like flying
satellites around the sun
and you really think you've had your fun
hold on to the moment
and save it for a rainy day

got to wake up in the morning
taking to the streets
all the pretty faces that you meet
gonna walk in a row
heading for the riverside

if you see them like flying
satellites around the sun
and you really think you've had your fun
hold on to the moment
but save it for a rainy day
Track Name: Guilty Pleasure Theme
enter the spiral of this crimson tide
kill all the lights, time to get it right
trying so hard to suppress your guilt
drowning your mind with some booze and weed

guilty pleasures are the reason to live
when everybody else wanna hear you scream
wondering why nothing fills the void
and all your friends, it's you who avoid

hey, thanks for coming
hey, thanks for coming
now you need the other hand

enter the spiral of this crimson tide
kill all the lights, time to get it right
trying so hard to suppress your guilt
drowning your mind with some booze and weed

guilty pleasures are the reason to live
when everybody else wanna hear you scream
wondering why nothing fills the void
and all your friends, it's you who avoid

hey, thanks for coming
hey, thanks for cumming
now you need the other hand
now you feel a better man

hey, thanks for coming, thanks for coming
thanks for cumming
now you feel a better man
now you need the other hand
now you feel a changed man
now you need another hand
Track Name: Wide Open
many times, you roll the dice
with empty pockets
and many times, you lie to me
blaming your own
if the price we have to pay
is weighing down our shoulders
will we choose to leave behind
everything we love?

sing to me something primitive
a song to boost our might
turn it to something beautiful
fill it with scarlet vibes
'cause the times hard as they seem
soon will be forgotten

Mary Anne, I saw you yesterday
underneath my bed
seems to me, we are both
remnants of the past
if the price we have to pay
is weighing down our shoulders
will we choose to leave behind
everything we hate?

sing to me something primitive
a song to boost our might
turn it to something beautiful
dress it with scarlet vibes
'cause the times as hard as they seem
just remain wide open

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